Saturday, February 11, 2012

This Could Be Dangerous

My New Toy: OK - All you well seasoned jewelry artists out there - don't laugh! Many times, I have walked away from some bits and pieces/found objects out there, that I thought would make a pretty piece of jewelry, because I did not have the right tools. Well - I broke down and bought "Me" a present. Started out with one with only one speed, but realized with only one speed and it being 35,000 (fast) - in my hands, that could be dangerous.
So, back to the hardware store and ended with with this - which has variable speeds starting as low as 5000 to 32000. So hopefully I can work with it without losing a finger or 2.
One problem here - I am intimidated by any type of power tool. I already have a regular drill, but it is big and heavy, and I - well lets just say it makes me nervous. Soooo - decided this one might be a little more user friendly for jewelry. Now - I need to get my taxes filed, and get my piddling refund back to justify spending the money.
Just a Ramble: Ole Man Winter has returned ! When I got up this morning it was 27 with a wind chill of 15. As I sit here typing it is 32 - the high for the day. I hope anyone that had daffodils in bloom, got them picked and inside before the cold blast came thru. This time last year, we had snow - don't want a repeat.

It is that time of the year again. The birds eat berries, sit in the trees that overhang my patio and you can guess the rest..........
What makes it worse, it is to cold to hook up the hose and hose it off.

Hope you are enjoying the weekend and staying warm.


Adrienne said...

Whoa! This is your first Dremel Tool? Will wonders never cease.

You will love the many things you'll be able to do with this tool.

Our Hopeful Home said...

You go girl! Have at it and have fun!

lvroftiques said...

You're going to love that dremel Glenda! I don't feel comfortable with many power tools either, but my dremel is my go to *winks* Vanna

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Handle with caution - LOL! We don't want any missing fingers.

Cold here too this past weekend!! We've been spoiled this winter.

Lori Anderson said...

I have the first Dremel version and it's so heavy! I need a new one. And hopefully THIS one will come with instructions!!! (don't ask)

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Oh, you're going to have so much fun with your new toy. I'm looking forward to hearing all about your first project.

Anonymous said...

I have a dremel and I like it, I have the same one as you bought (I think). I don't really use I have to say because it was to difficult to drill through the medium I wanted it for. So it sits in the garage unused I am sorry to say. My husband bought me the holder for it which makes it a bit easier to hold things so they don't move around while you drill through them, this is pretty much a must to have if you're intimidated by the tool, which I was at first as well. Have a great day. I skipped over here from Lori's site to visit you.

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

It's been below 30 in the am for days now! I'm freezing!!!

Have fun with your dremmel. We have one too and it's very handy for all kinds of things.

The Old Parsonage said...

Oh fun - power tools! Can't wait to see what you'll come up with now that you have POWER!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Stella said...

What a girl without her tools. Hope it works for your purpose. My husband uses one all the time for making cuts in drywall and loves it. We had snow yesterday and suppose to be 58 by the weekend. Strange winter here in the midwest.

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Oh, I love power tools! I have a band saw, a drill, and a belt sander. I really hope you will show us the things you do with the Dremel. I've been very curious about them.
Thanks for the well wishes.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

You'll love the dremel I use mine for everything even doing my finger nails..Hope you great weekend my friend..Hugs and smiles Gloria